• A time to enjoy horses, riding & become even more connected to the many ways horses enrich your unique life 
  • A riding adventure to build your riding skills (work cattle ... or not ... your choice.) We'll be there to help you learn new skills and solve any riding challenges you want to address. There will be opportunities for us to coach you in the arena.
  •  Trail riding adventures on spectacular trails in the Canyonlands of Utah 
  • Time to reflect on and design your next best steps for your riding ... or your next best steps for your life 
  • A relaxing and inspiring getaway with fellow awesome barbraschulte.com members 

Then join me, Barbra Schulte along with Sandy Collier, and a fabulous group of like-minded horse men & women for an AMAZING 3.5-day (3 night) Combo Retreat/Skill Building/Trail Riding Event  

Nov. 16-19, 2017 in stunning Moab, Utah

If you’re here today, I know you’re the kind of person who loves experiencing the incredible journey of your riding life. I bet it's a journey that combines your passion for the horse with a desire to improve your skills, and have a blast!  

I also know you love to learn. And I would wager to guess you recognize the value of doing what you love with horses in the way you love to do it.

Well, I can tell you that the – Combo Retreat/Skill Building/Trail Riding Event is the answer to a dream!  

It will be thrilling to travel to this spectacular location, and learn technical, mental and personal growth skills from both Sandy and me ... enjoy new, fun horse people ... and soak in fabulous scenery on horseback!  

So – if you’re ready to get answers to your own personal riding challenges with our hands-on coaching (not just theoretical) ... as you explore how to personally enrich the meaning of all horses bring to your life ... learn and experiment with power packed mental skills ... and receive expert feedback – then this is the ONE event VERY SPECIAL event to attend this year!  

PLUS ... Explore trails and scenery where John Wayne made many of his movies! 

I'm SO ready to learn, to go on an adventure and have a blast!


You’ll walk away with new customized riding skills for exactly what you need via the expert coaching of Sandy and Barb. 

You will do this on horses provided by the Red Cliff Lodge Ranch (no worries, the arena horses are VERY responsive). You will have the opportunity to ride in the arena with Sandy and with me. Cattle will be available if you want to work them. Plus, if you like, you may bring your own horse for the arena sessions.

In addition, you’ll gain the CONFIDENCE & CLARITY you need to play bigger and finally make great strides in your riding life ... and in your focus and calmness by digging deep into mental skills for riding, and ways to grow personally because of your riding. We will delve into both of these on and off of a horse. 


Hi! Barb here ... 

I have been promising a combo retreat/skill building/trail riding live event like this to those who have taken my courses for a while now. I'm so excited to finally be doing this in the MAGIC of the canyonlands of Utah!

I'm delighted to invite YOU, and a FRIEND or spouse! And I'm so excited to be doing this event with my special friend and incredible horsewoman, Sandy Collier. 

Since the time I can remember, I have loved to ride, learn, coach and be in GORGEOUS places ... and so has Sandy. 

Sandy and I both have been doing retreats and clinics together ... and separately ... and after creating literally hundreds of our own events, there’s NOTHING like this that we've ever done. 

There's nothing in our industry that we've ever seen like this either ... considering the combination of arena time with the two of us, the option to work cattle, time to explore the joy of our individual riding lives, time to relax and time on the trail!  

Plus, we want to BUILD UPON WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW ... and ... TEACH YOU ALL of our special insights so you can:  

  • Build the technical and mental skills you personally want through our coaching
  • Stop feeling "less than" others ... and start knowing you are always enough
  • Feel confident about YOUR journey and your next best steps 
  • Renew a deep commitment to your personal purpose and joy in riding 
  • Feel more adventuresome and have more fun
  • Explore the grandeur and magic of southern Utah's magnificent canyonlands


Do all, or a few of the awesome available activities! They are all optional. Whatever you choose ... just enjoy.

RIDE IN THE ARENA WITH SANDY & BARB (at least one time w/ each during your stay)

We will use the Red Cliff Lodge "arena" horses in the arena sessions. These horses have had ... and continue to have, working cow horse and/or roping training. They will be fun to ride. 

If you like, you may bring your own horse for arena work. 

SOAK UP "CLASSROOM" SESSIONS WITH SANDY & BARB (at least once with each during your stay)  

Explore your purpose for riding, your best self ... and horsemanship topics like bits and bridle. 


Explore stunning scenery.


Start the day w/ a walk, hearty breakfast & an inspiring talk.

Share gratitude with everyone for all we've been given.

Enjoy a few hours of "free" time in the afternoon ... rest, hike or experience other activities at the Red Cliff Lodge.

Enjoy evening activities (music/wine tasting) ... hanging out together around the fireplace after dinner.

If it's time to GET AWAY for a stunning riding adventure in so many ways ... 

Barb, Should I Come To This Event? The answer is YES if you…

If you want to expand on ... and build on ... the knowledge you have already gained from a course, a workshop, a clinic, a product or the free articles on our website ...

If you want to design your riding life (and your everday life) according to what you love and what you value ...

If you want to learn from myself and Sandy, NOW is the time to take advantage of an event of your dreams in a gorgeous place ...

If you're ready to meet new, awesome people and enjoy getting to know them ...

If you know you want to relax and get away ... 

OR, if you LOVE learning IN PERSON rather than online …  

Then this is the PERFECT event for you!

Here’s What You’re Going To Experience!


Please arrive by MID TO LATE AFTERNOON, Thursday, NOV. 16.  

Arrange your travel schedule to arrive at Red Cliffs Lodge mid to late afternoon so you are settled in your room and ready for the evening. The closest airport is Grand Junction, Colorado ... 1.5 hours away. 

We will meet for appetizers at 5:15. Dinner will be served at 6:00. 

We will gather after dinner in the "John Wayne" Room to get to know each other more and share our stories. 


Each morning we will have a time of inspiration after breakfast and then gather in a circle to share gratitude before we begin our day. 

You will have a time to ride each day in the arena with Sandy or Barb as well as ride on the trail. 

You will have a least one classroom session with Sandy or Barb. You won't want to miss a minute of these opportunities to explore all the joy and richness horses bring to your life ... and how to get more of it.

In the afternoon, you will have a "free" time to relax or schedule an activity offered by the Lodge.

In the early evening, before dinner, we will have a fun activity scheduled, like wine tasting or enjoying a cowboy poet. Then we will have dinner and enjoy each other's company after dinner.


We will have a time of inspiration and then gather in a circle and share gratitude.

We will have a special surprise outing to explore the countryside beyond Red Cliffs Lodge. We will have an early lunch. 

There will be a special closing ceremony. You won't want to miss this. Please do not plan to leave early and miss this.

We will say our good-byes by 1:00 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

May I bring a friend or a spouse?  

YES! You may bring your husband, or wife, or friend. They are welcome to participate or not participate in our event. If they do not partcipate, there will be lots of things for him or her to do. He or she can take advantage of the many activities offered by the Lodge, or explore the area. In fact, you may want to consider coming a day early, or staying a day or two later to take advantage of the area.

Will you help me find a roommate if I want to share a room ... or a share a ride, or rent car from the airport?  

YES! Just let me know what you need and from time to time I will send an email out to those who have registered asking if anyone wants to share. I will connect you, and then the two of you will make the arrangements.​​​​​​​  

If I can't ride (for any number of reasons) or if I only ride a little bit, would this event still be for me?  

Absolutely. We will spend a lot of time being together before and after meals, during classroom sessions and during "free" times. If you can't ride at the moment, you may still learn by participating in the non-riding sessions, sharing your story, hopes and dreams, and observing Sandy and myself teaching. And ask questions. Plus you are welcome to tour the fabulous countryside.  

Will this event address grief and loss?  

As you may know this is a subject that is very dear to my heart. Because I have had a number of questions about this, I have decided to add a special segment during one of the afternoon "free" times to share the stories of our loved ones and support each other.  

What’s Included in Your Event Package?

Three evenings, two full days, and one half day, together. 

Inspiration, learning, relaxation, rejuvenation, adventure & comradery!  

We will ride, have Q&A’s, special interactive and experiential exercises (this event is a combination retreat/skill building/trail riding event).  

We intend to give you the know-how you need to be your personal version of SUCCESS according to your values and what gives you joy with horses.

The event also covers your meals, a horse to ride during scheduled arena and trail sessions as well as cattle to work.  

All of this for only $995.  

A 50% deposit is required to register.

Your event fee does not cover your room. However, we have arranged drastically reduced rates for our retreat.  

Please make your room reservations directly by calling the Lodge at 435-259-2002 at least 30 days before the event begins. Ask for the Barbra Schulte room block. If you want to room with someone you do not know, please reach out to others on Facebook in your group. We can help if needed.

It does not cover a stall and shavings if you bring your own horse. The stalls are $30 per night.


Barbra and Sandy are both Honorees in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.  

Barbra is an NCHA Derby Champion, a 5/6 NCHA Superstakes Champion, and a Certified Personal Performance Coach. She is in the NCHA Member's Hall of Fame. Barbra lives in Brenham, Texas.  

Sandy is an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, an AQHA World Champion and a Certified Life Coach. She is in the NRCHA Hall of Fame. Sandy lives in Santa Maria, Calif.

Our Venue & Accommodations

The canyons. The cliffs. The tranquility!  

Our COMBO RETREAT/SKILL BUILDING/TRAIL RIDING EVENT takes place November 16th – 19th, 2017 at historic Red Cliffs Lodge. Located just outside of Moab, Utah, it is nestled along the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by deep-cut Canyonlands and steep cliff walls. You will discover Moab’s National Park Experience. Red Cliffs Lodge has received multiple travel destination awards including from National Geographic Traveler and the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame!

The energy at and around Red Cliffs Lodge is rejuvenating! 

It doesn’t get much better than this. The trails are beautiful. The horses are terrifc. The scenery is magical. The lodge is gorgeously rustic. The nature is ever so refreshing.